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Recreation Resource Management Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Forestry | Forest Ecosystems and Society


Options

Cultural Resource Management
Environmental Resource Interpretation
Individualized Specialty
Law Enforcement
Public Policy
Resource Planning

The BS in Recreation Resource Management prepares students to meet the challenges of providing quality outdoor recreation opportunities while maintaining the ecological integrity of natural resources. The curriculum produces students who understand recreation behavior, recreation planning and management, environmental interpretation, wilderness management, resource economics, communication, and resource analysis and policy. The curriculum provides a solid mix of physical and social sciences, resource management (including wildlife, range, and forestry), and quantitative methods.



Completion of an approved option or minor is required for the Recreation Resource Management degree. Declaration of the option or minor should be done by the end of the sophomore year. Courses for an option or minor are in addition to the core curriculum. Some courses may require prerequisites not included in the core curriculum. Choice of option or minor must be approved by an academic advisor.

Completion of an approved option or minor is required for the Recreation Resource Management degree. Declaration of the option or minor should be done by the end of the sophomore year. Courses for an option or minor are in addition to the core curriculum. Some courses may require prerequisites not included in the core curriculum. Choice of option or minor must be approved by an academic advisor.

Currently approved minors include Business and Entrepreneurship, Fisheries and Wildlife, Forestry Management, Horticulture, Leadership, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Soil Science, and Resource Economics. Use of a different minor requires approval by the department head.

Courses required for an option may not count toward a minor. Students may not take an option and a minor from the same field of study.

The following five options are only available to students majoring in Recreation Resource Management:

  1. Cultural Resource Management
  2. Environmental Resource Interpretation
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Public Policy
  5. Resource Planning

Students may work with an academic advisor to develop their own individualized specialty option.

All students pursuing the BS in Recreation Resource Management degree must earn grades of C– or better in all required forestry courses (with FE, FES, FOR, NR, WSE course designators) or approved substitutions for majors, minors and options.

First Year (43–44)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
   or COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
   or AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
FES 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
FOR 111. Introduction to Forestry (3)
   or NR 201. Managing Natural Resources for the Future (3)
FOR 112. Computing Applications in Forestry (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
   and HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
*Writing II (3)
Baccalaureate Core Corse (6)
Electives/option/minor (8)

Sophomore Year (44–46)

FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
   or GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)
FES 241. Dendrology (5)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
  or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Bacalaureate Core Courses (17)
Electives/option/minor (8)

Natural Resource Systems Block (Choose one course for 3–4)
CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3) and SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FOR/RNG 436. Wildland Fire Science and Management (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecology and Management (4)

Junior Year (41–45)

AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
   or AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
   or FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FES 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FES 352. Wilderness Management (3)
   or FES 357. Parks and Protected Areas Management (3)
FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)
FES/FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
FES 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4)
Electives/option/minor (18)

Technical/Field Skills Block (Choose one course for 2–4)
ANTH 430. Topics in Archaeology (topics must be pre-approved) (1–4)
ANTH 497. Archaeological Field Methods (3)
COMM 280. Media Communication in the Information Age (3)
CS 195. Website Design (4)
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (HMSC campus) (5)
GEO 352. *Oregon: Geology, Place, and Life on the Ring of Fire (4)
GEOG 201. Foundations of Geospatial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 370. Geovisualization: Cartography (4)
GEOG 480. Remove Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)

Senior Year (46–50)

FES 353. Nature, Eco, and Adventure Tourism (3)
FES 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FES 456. Planning for Sustainable Recreation (4)
   or FES 457. Planning for Sustainable Tourism (4)
FES 493. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4) [Pending submission and approval of curriculum proposal]
Electives/option/minor (15)

Students are required to complete 6 months of work experience.

Communications and Negotiations Block (Choose one course for 3 credits)
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
COMM 211. *Communicating Online (3)
COMM 316. Advanced Persuasion (3)
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 324. Communication in Organizations (3)
COMM 326. Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 328. Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMM 432. Gender and Communication (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
COMM 442. Bargaining and Negotiation Processes (3)

Research/Analytical Techniques Block (Choose one course for 3–4 credits)
ANTH 371. Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (4)
ANTH 422. Historic Materials Analysis (3)
ANTH 430. Topics in Archaeology (1–4)
ANTH 490. Topics in Methodology (1–4)
ANTH 492. Archaeological Laboratory Methods (1–3)
COMM 414. Communication Research Methods (3)
ES 453. *Ethnohistory Methodology (4)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FOR/FE 457. Techniques for Forest Resource Analysis (4)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
GEOG 331. Population, Consumption, and Environment (3)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)
HSTS 419. *^Studies in Scientific Controversy: Methods and Practices (4)
NR 312. Critical Thinking for Natural Resource Challenges (3)
PSY 301. Research Methods in Psychology (4)
SOC 418. Qualitative Research Methods (4)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
ST 411. Methods of Data Analysis (4)
SUS 304. *Sustainable Assessment (4)

Social Science and Policy Block (Choose two courses for 6–8 credits)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
ANS/FES/FW/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
ANTH 435. Cultural Resources: Policy and Procedures (3)
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 478. *Anthropology of Tourism (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
BI/FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
ES 444. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States (4)
FES/NR/RNG 477. *Agroforestry (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 454. *Leisure and Culture (4)
SOC 475. Rural Sociology (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
WGSS 450. Ecofeminism (3)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)



Major Code: 460

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